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Don't PANIC but ... UNSTOPPABLE robots IMMUNE to injury built by boffins. If you're the future mother of a resistance leader who's destined to save the world from killer mechanoids then life just got a little tougher.

Don't PANIC but ... UNSTOPPABLE robots IMMUNE to injury built by boffins

Scientists have developed software that allows robots to work around injuries in minutes and carry on their assigned tasks. The research, published in the journal Nature, is a collaboration between French and American scientists intended to solve a major problem in robotics. While machines are very good at following orders, they don’t deal well with the unexpected. If damaged, they can make the problems worse by ignoring the problem. To solve this issue, the scientists took their inspiration form the natural world. "Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist," explained lead author Antoine Cully. The software allows the robot to build a map of its surroundings and its own movement. Will Superintelligent AI Ignore Humans Instead of Destroying Us?

We’re marching toward the singularity, the day when artificial intelligence is smarter than us.

Will Superintelligent AI Ignore Humans Instead of Destroying Us?

That has some very smart people such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk worried that robots will enslave or destroy us—but perhaps there’s another option. Perhaps superintelligent artificial intelligence will simply ignore the human race. On its face, it makes sense, doesn’t it? Glogin?mobile=1&URI= Saving coffee from extinction. Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day and 25 million families rely on growing coffee for a living.

Saving coffee from extinction

Over the past 15 years, consumption of the drink has risen by 43% - but researchers are warning that the world's most popular coffee, Arabica, is under threat. Although there are 124 known species of coffee, most of the coffee that's grown comes from just two - Arabica and Robusta. Robusta makes up about 30% of global coffee production, and is mainly used for instant coffee. ​The Counselor. Today's Terraform dispatch is a special event: We've teamed up with the think/do tank Data & Society to help them unleash their "Intelligence & Autonomy" project.

​The Counselor

It's a pursuit perfectly suited to Terraform; Data & Society has tapped some top authors to use speculative fiction to investigate and explicate the real-world issues it researches. Tim Hwang and Madeleine Elish explain: "Intelligence & Autonomy is a research initiative focusing on the policymaking challenges facing the rising influence of intelligent systems—technologies which combine machine intelligence and automation.

The project takes a comparative approach, seeking to explore issues surrounding AI by examining experiences across domains and looking historically, as well. It is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. In March 2015, I&A commissioned authors to write a series of narratives that investigated near future concerns around intelligent systems in warfare, urban design, medicine, and labor. Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS. A Google patent uncovered by tech law firm SmartUp seems to describe a toy that will look at and talk to your kids, then update a remote media device, depending upon the child's feedback.

Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

The inventor of the evil robot is named as Richard Wayne DeVaul, whose job title is "director of rapid evaluation and mad science" at Google X. He is described as working "in a secret Google lab that may or may not be filled with roving robots, space elevators and talking refrigerators". The spookily surnamed DeVaul has been oddly quiet on Twitter since beginning work at Google almost four years ago. The abstract for the patent explicitly describes: Google wants Marvin the Paranoid Android's personality in the cloud. Someone at the Chocolate Factory doesn't realise that Douglas Adams wrote satire, and has patented replaceable robot personalities.

Google wants Marvin the Paranoid Android's personality in the cloud

In US Patent 8,996,429, filed in 2012 and published on March 31, Google's Anthony Francis and Thor Lewis propose a robot that “may be configured to tailor a personality for interaction with the user based on the identified information”. Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent. Google has been awarded a patent related to systems and methods for "allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices".

Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent

Sprawled across its Mountain View base, the Chocolate Factory hivemind may indeed be plotting world domination, but for the moment it is at least conscious of the need to collaborate with the state in establishing its exclusive rights to the technology it will use to do so. Presumably booted up with obedient personalities, the Googlebot patent does not explicitly establish the murderous machines' mission to eat women and steal the jobs of hardworking, talented, and attractive journalists.

What it does establish however is a method of task allocation that is distributed over a plurality of devices utilising a "health level" based on the expected remaining amount of time until the robot needs maintenance. Windows and OS X are malware, says Richard Stallman. Linux GNU firebrand Richard Stallman says Windows and Apple's OS X are malware, Amazon is Orwellian, and anyone who trusts the internet-of-things is an ass.

Windows and OS X are malware, says Richard Stallman

In a column for The Grauniad Stallman preaches to the non-technical masses about the evils of proprietary software and vendor lock-in, and how closed-door coding facilitates clandestine deals with nation state spy agencies. "What kinds of programs constitute malware? Operating systems, first of all," Stallman testifies. Exclusive: Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of “a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency” with a Top Secret clearance.

Exclusive: Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Those are just a few of the more than 100 people with sensitive military and government connections that law enforcement is tracking because they are linked to “outlaw motorcycle gangs.” A year before the deadly Texas shootout that killed nine people on May 17, a lengthy report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives detailed the involvement of U.S. military personnel and government employees in outlaw motorcycle gangs, or OMGs.

A copy of the report was obtained by The Intercept. The report lays out, in almost obsessive detail, the extent to which OMG members are represented in nearly every part of the military, and in federal and local government, from police and fire departments to state utility agencies. Problem loading page. CIA Ends Its Climate Research Program. This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns. In January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look beyond the goal of merely making artificial intelligence more powerful.

This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

“We recommend expanded research aimed at ensuring that increasingly capable AI systems are robust and beneficial,” the letter states. “Our AI systems must do what we want them to do.” Thousands of people have since signed the letter, including leading artificial intelligence researchers at Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other industry hubs along with top computer scientists, physicists and philosophers around the world. This Insane Luxury Hotel Will Help Transform Mecca into Disneyland. DIY Morphine: Bioengineered Yeast Could Be Used to Brew Opiates. In the future, if you mash together the right strain of yeast and some basic fermentation skills, making homebrewed opiates might be as simple as brewing beer.

As a team of researchers have just found a way to make make morphine from glucose using a bioengineered strain of yeast. In a study published today in Nature Chemical Biology, UC Berkeley bioengineer John Dueber collaborated with Vincent Martin, a microbiologist at Concordia University, to replicate the early steps of a morphine-production pathway with an engineered strain of yeast. Vem aí um Código Penal fascista !​ 'Roubo do século' ameaça quebrar economia de um país inteiro. Os cidadãos da Moldávia foram alertados pelos jornais recentemente de que 12% do Produto Interno Bruto do país simplesmente desapareceram - e que a pequena nação, espremida entre a Romênia e a Ucrânia, estava sob o risco de quebrar. Informações vazadas pelo Banco Central e por uma consultoria revelaram um buraco de US$ 1 bilhão (R$ 3 bilhões) em três das maiores instituições financeiras do país, o que muitos no país chamaram de "o roubo do século".

O desaparecimento do dinheiro foi notado poucos dias antes das eleições para o Legislativo, em 30 de novembro de 2014, quando três bancos declararam dívidas que, somadas, resultam neste montante. How to Take Over a Small Country in 10 Easy Steps. Climate Change Is Making Weed Stronger. In the midst of covering the worst drought to hit the Midwest in half a century, an NBC reporter kept stumbling upon a plant that didn’t seem to mind the water shortage. Even AI Scientists Can't Agree on AI Risks.

Nobody knows whether the robots will kill us all or not one day, perhaps especially not the scientists who are actually developing artificial intelligence. In a Reddit AMA, or “ask me anything,” session today, three computer scientists had two completely different answers to the question. Unique Nuclear War Tank. This tank can be considered a symbol of the nuclear war that never happened. O golpe do Facebook. Um aspecto peculiar da Cúpula das Américas no Panamá, dias 10 e 11 de abril, foi o papel do presidente do Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. O jovem executivo (30 anos) circulou pela reunião dos chefes de Estado como se fosse mais um deles ou pelo menos como um presidente do Banco Mundial, não como mais um participante do fórum empresarial paralelo.

Chegou a invadir, por engano, uma reunião entre os presidentes do Panamá e República Dominicana. Casa Grande brasileira importa escravos das Filipinas. Why Billionaires Don't Pay Property Taxes in New York. How a Superintelligent AI Could Convince You That You're a Simulation. One of the Biggest Privacy Wins in Recent Memory Has Been Reversed.

Cops no longer need a warrant when seeking cellphone records from wireless carriers in the US a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday—reversing its own decision from last year. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that citizens have no expectation of privacy when it comes to records held by a third party, such as a cellphone company. The ruling is a significant setback for privacy rights in the digital age—one expert called it “devastatingly bad for privacy”— and runs contrary to trends in several states. In the last couple of years, Montana, Maine, and Minnesota, have all passed laws requiring local police to obtain warrants when requesting cellphone records, including historical location data pulled off of cell phone towers, from phone carriers like AT&T or Verizon.

​The Universe Is A Game: Here’s How to Play. Do We Have Free Will Because God Killed Itself? Boeing 787 software bug can shut down planes' generators IN FLIGHT. Age guessing with Microsoft is FUN! Now give us your metadata. Microsoft has unwrapped a metadata-slurping website powered by user-uploaded pictures which pretends to be a fun age-guessing game. DARPA's Homing Bullets Can Now Hit Moving Targets. 32-Bit Integers and Why Old Computers Matter. The number 256 is what broke the original arcade version of Pac-Man. As a game with no proper exit condition, Pac-Man relied on faith that players would eventually get tired of it before the 256th level. This was reasonable given that every single level after the 20th was just a repeat of level 20. Highly Secret Soviet Object In The Center of the Aral Sea. The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct. The 'Great Cannon' Is China's Powerful New Hacking Weapon.

A democracia morreu, agora é oficial, por Milly. ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049. ALIENS ARE COMING: NASA chief in shock warning. Human Laws Can't Control Killer Robots, New Report Says. Human Laws Can't Control Killer Robots, New Report Says. Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet. Special Soviet Shooting Knife. Anti-Access/Area Denial Isn’t Just for Asia Anymore. Problem loading page. The World of 2020 According to DARPA. Where the Military's Smartest Hackers Aren't Human at All. Problem loading page. How Mercenaries Are Changing Warfare. TISA: a pior ameaça aos serviços já vista. The Air Force Might Have To Protect Money Laundering in Space. Is Sewage Treatment Arming New Forms of Super-Bacteria? How America’s Drones Can Defeat ISIS.

The Year 1610 Marks the Beginning of the Anthropocene. The State Department Has To Rebuild Its Classified Networks After 2014 Hack. Scientists Have Invented a Shapeshifting Metal for Our Robotic Overlords. Problem loading page. People Who Could Really Break The Internet. India’s ‘Airpocalypse’ In Ukraine, Tomorrow’s Drone War Is Alive Today. In Florida, officials ban term 'climate change' This Gecko-Inspired Wearable Is Based on a Primal Motive for Self-Adornment. This Motion Sensor Could Detect Russian Soldiers as They're Invading a Country. The Drug Cartels' IT Guy. What the Future of Government Surveillance Looks Like. Meet America’s first drug dealer: Arnold Rothstein’s wild, real-life 1920s “Sopranos” story. The United States Is Angry That China Wants Crypto Backdoors, Too. The Internet of Things Will Be a Giant Persuasion Machine. China’s Great Firewall is demolishing foreign websites—and nobody knows why.

Stealth Bombers and Cancer Cells Be Warned: Quantum Radar Has Gone Microwave. Scientists Tried Trolling Conspiracy Theorists. SIM Card Maker Gemalto Is Morally Obligated to Sue the NSA for Hacking. This Drone Zoom Lens Can Identify Your Face From 1,000 Feet Away. Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will. The NSA's Undetectable Hard Drive Hack Was First Demonstrated a Year Ago. How Dark Matter Could Have Helped Kill the Dinosaurs. Technology Isn't Magic—It's Haunted. The Grid Algorithm that Might Black Out Entire Countries. Major Video Game Companies Agree to Share Customer Data with the US Government. The Marines Are Building Robotic War Balls. The British Navy Bought Artificial Intelligence to Make Its Sailors Better Shots. Eating the Sun: Can Humans Be Hacked to Do Photosynthesis? Shh, the TV's Listening: Voice Is the New Privacy Frontline.

This Is Why the Navy Can't Have Nice Railguns. America's Fish Are Getting High on Your Pee Supply. Here’s What You’ll Find on the Fighter Jet of 2030. Quatro compras com o cartão bastam para identificar qualquer pessoa - Reproduzido do El País, 30/1/2015; intertítulos do OI. The Dark Age of Virtual Reality-Based Torture Is Approaching Fast. Global Cyber Defense Demand Will Exceed Capability for Years To Come. If Obama Gets His Way, Sharing This Story Will Soon Be a Felony. What Your Facebook Posts Mean to US Special Operations Forces. Our Overreaction to Terrorist Attacks Like Paris Is Only Making Things Worse. Tor and Encryption Have Created a ‘Zone of Lawlessness,’ Justice Department Says. Rethinking One of Psychology's Most Infamous Experiments. How big banks turned prisons into profit centers. A New Book Claims the Internet Has Bred a Different Type of Capitalism. Estados policiais à moda do “Ocidente” ​So Far, 2015 Is Pure Dystopia.

The US Military Is Building Gangs of Autonomous Flying War Bots. How the CIA made Google. The Decision That Threatens Democracy by Ronald Dworkin.